Sadio Mane has admitted that this season has been the toughest season for him since he arrived at Liverpool.
The Senegalese winger has been struggling to consistently score goals for the Reds. On Monday night against Leeds United, he scored for the first time since scoring against Tottenham Hotspur on the 28th of January.
Mane’s poor form in front of goal has resulted in a lot of speculation about his future at Anfield with many suggesting that this is his last season at the club. Speaking to the club’s official website, the 28-year-old said it’s not been an easy campaign for him so far.
“It’s a really, really tough time for me, we have to recognise that, but it’s part of football and I already know that so I’m dealing with it and trying to work as hard as I can to help the team more.
“A few years ago I would maybe struggle a bit more, but now I have more experience and know a bit more about football so I know what this kind of time is like.
“It’s my first time but, to be honest, I never doubt [myself]. I just try to be more positive than I’ve ever been, so that’s it.”
Liverpool currently sit in sixth spot on the log standings with 53 points from 32 games. On Saturday afternoon, the Reds will host Newcastle United as they look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.
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